Swimming is a whole body physical exercise. Water’s buoyancy relieves the stress that gravity normally places on muscles, thereby providing a greater range of motion and coordination. Such an environment gives an opportunity to build muscles, improve coordination, develop gross motor movement and improves core strength. In addition, the sensation of water on the body is good for neurological development.

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Bushley - Therapeutic Horticulture

Research shows that horticultural therapy improves mental and physical well-being.
Bushley is a delightful experience for children and has numerous benefits:

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Forest School

Forest school has it’s roots in Denmark where it has been part of early years learning since the 1980’s. It was introduced to the UK by Bridgewater College in 1995

The Forest School Leader here at Battledown did their training through Evesham College.

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Horse Riding

Children have an opportunity to experience the benefits provided by the Riding for the Disabled Association.

The Cotswold RDA was founded in 1965 and now operates from the Jackie Bruton Riding Centre on Cheltenham Racecourse and keeps its ponies on adjoining land. Riding facilities are provided for more than 200 adults and children on a weekly basis (including Sundays) throughout the year during school term time.

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